Religion: Christ & the Golf Club

"If our Lord Jesus Christ had come back to earth in Scarsdale in time for the Holly Ball, he would not have been allowed to escort a young lady of this parish to that dance." Thus, in probably the most incongruous image of the year, Rector George F. Kempsell Jr. of the Episcopal Church of St. James the Less in the prosperous suburb of Scarsdale, N.Y. admonished his congregation last week. A debutante, due to come out at the seventh annual Holly Ball at the Scarsdale Golf Club, had been told by the "escort...

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